Exploring Scotland: My Whirlwind Weekend in Edinburgh & the Highlands

A few of my favorite photos from my trip to Scotland! The land of plaid, whisky, and shortbread cookies.

Ediburgh, Scotland. At first I pronounced it “Edin-BERG.” My partner (he’s half Scottish) laughed and said, “It’s Edin-bur-RAH.” Me: “Edin-BOUROUGH?” Him: “No. Edin-bur-RAH.”




The spring flowers are gorgeous this time of year. Edinburgh Castle in the back.


See the lady with the selfie stick? I really think that is one of the best inventions of all time.


This is Robin, who took us around to see the sites. I loved his storytelling. He was the cutest.


The Highland Cows, aka Coo’s, are adorably furry. I want to give them all haircuts. Side swept bangs, perhaps.


The locals say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes.” It’s true, you can experience all 4 seasons in one day. Keeps you on your toes, like a good lover.



Urquhart Castle. The yellow Gorse bushes are sprinkled everywhere throughout the Highlands.


Loch Ness. Home of the Loch Ness Monster, or as the locals like to call her, “Nessie.”


I learned a lot of famous movies like Last of the Mohicans were filmed in the Highlands, and I see why. I felt like I was in a storybook.




I got into drinking whisky a couple years ago. What a better place to do my first distillery tour than in Scotland! I learned so much, and discovered it’s way more fun than wine tasting.


Holding this like my first newborn. The gentleman who gave us our tour happened to be an ex-wedding photographer, so he posed me. Lol.


Interested in traveling to Scotland? My recommendation would be to go for at least 4 days if you want to go up to the Highlands. I only had the weekend so felt like things were rushed. And if you don’t like super cold weather, go in the summer. 🙂

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